A new report said on Wednesday the ISIS terror group is reportedly brainwashing dozens of abducted Izadi children into becoming potential bombers to carry out counterattacks against advancing government forces and allies in the Northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
According to propaganda video footage recently published by the terror group, scores of Izadi children, who have been displaced from their hometowns in the Northwestern Sinjar area, are now being trained in a ISIS terror training camp to conduct bombings, Shafaq News reported.
The footage shows two young Izadi brothers moments before they carry out an assault against Iraqi soldiers in an unspecified neighborhood of Eastern Mosul, located some 400 kilometers North of the capital, Baghdad.
One of the brothers, identified as Amjad Abu Yousef al-Sinjari, says in Kurdish that they received training at the camp before registration in ISIS lists of bombers.
The other brother, named As’ad Abu Khattab, says they come from Tell Qababeh village of Sinjar.
The video furthers shows the moment that the two are killed in a bombing against Iraqi troops.
Back in August 2014, ISIS militants overran Sinjar, killing, raping, and enslaving large numbers of Izadi Kurds. The town was later recaptured on November 13, 2015, during a two-day operation by Peshmerga forces and Izadi fighters.
The Office of Kidnapped Affairs in the northern Iraqi city of Duhok says around 3,500 Izadi Kurds are being held captive in ISIS-held areas, and a large proportion of the abductees are women and children.
ISIS abducts over a dozen civilians in Anbar
Elsewhere, ISIS militants have kidnapped more than a dozen civilians from an area in the embattled Western province of Anbar.
uayyad Farhan told Al Sumariya television network on Wednesday that ISIS abducted 16 people as they were travelling on a road linking Ar Rahaliyah town to the provincial capital city of Ramadi, situated about 110 kilometers West of Baghdad.
Farhan then called on the Baghdad government to adopt proper measures aimed at securing the lives of Ar Rahaliyah residents.
Gruesome violence has plagued the Northern and Western parts of Iraq ever since ISIS terrorists mounted an offensive there more than two years ago, and took control of portions of Iraqi territory.
The Iraqi army forces and pro-government fighters from Popular Mobilization Units, also known as Hashd al-Sha’abi, have been engaged in joint operations to retake militant-held regions.
The forces launched a joint operation on October 17, 2016 to regain control of Mosul from ISIS terrorists.